phone up


phone up
ˌphone ˈup [intransitive/transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they phone up he/she/it phones up present participle phoning up past tense phoned up past participle phoned up] phrasal verb
Same as: phone 2

He phoned up the editor and told her what he thought of her.

Main entry: phone

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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